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Contracts Manager

Company: ICF
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

ICF is seeking an experienced Contracts Manager to lead a team of contract administrators in a growing and dynamic group supporting primarily health related federal contracts, with occasional state, local, and commercial contracts. The ideal candidate will have management experience, a great attitude, a keen eye for detail, be flexible, and willing to think "outside the box" in a fast-paced environment. He/she must be comfortable with 1) customer interaction, 2) working with geographically diverse internal/external customers and management, 3) have extensive experience independently leading the development of and responsibility for business/price proposals, 4) performing hands-on contract administration, and 5) managing a team of contracts administrators.
The candidate will have the opportunity to work with senior management in the department as well as company-wide leadership teams. This position can be based out of any ICF office in the United States with the requirement that you will need to work primarily East Coast business hours. This position is open to telecommute. Intermittent travel to other ICF offices or customer locations may be required.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to independently handle multiple proposals negotiations, contract award and administration of the resultant contracts in a very fast-paced environment

  • Establish effective working relationships with senior account leaders and program team members.--- Understands both strategic and operational goals and translates them into effective contracting practices

  • Independently develops business/price volumes to address requirements and mitigates risk consistent with sound business practices, company policies, and government regulations---

  • Proactively assesses critical contract obligations and contract provisions, to include gaps and risks. Advises on contract revisions to better meet the needs of the Client and ICF

  • Notifies management and appropriate Program Management of potential non-compliance and other problems that could have an adverse impact on the company, specifically advising on contractual rights and obligations, interpreting terms and conditions and government regulations

  • Leads the proper coordination of various types of agreements and other contract/legal documents with other corporate functions, such as accounting, legal, tax, etc.

  • Responsible for review of team member work products

  • Manages approximately 3-4 people in a fast-paced environment, supporting activities in diverse markets

  • Maintains own portfolio of active projects

  • Delegates workload among assigned team members to ensure effective and efficient support to proposal and program teams

  • Leads business volume reviews to ensure team's compliance with solicitation requirements and corporate policies

  • Provides leadership and oversight of assigned team members to develop negotiation, cost/price proposal and contract administration skills and build upon skillsets of the team to ensure growth and development of each individual member

  • Ensures proactive maintenance of contracts documentation consistent with established ICF practices

  • Ability to independently handle multiple priorities effectively

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 8 years of experience in contracts administration, or a Master's degree with at least 7 years of experience in contracts administration, or a high school diploma with at least 12 years of contracts administration experience

    • 3+ years of management/supervisory experience

    • 5+ with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and other federal regulations, as well as experience with state legislation and regulations.

    • 5+ leading and writing business/price volume proposals.
      Preferred Skills/Experience: ---

    • Experience supporting IDIQs, GWACs, or BPAs

    • Experience working with a wide range of U.S. Government agencies

    • State and local contract experience

    • CFCM and/or CPCM

      Professional Skills: ---

      • Excellent oral and written communications

      • Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

      • Extensive experience and skills with various computer programs required (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

      • Ability to build solid business relationships with both internal and external customers

      • Proactive attitude in providing guidance and advice to project teams, as well as to the contracts team

      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

        Working at ICF
        Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
        We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy ( .
        Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: Know Your Rights ( and Pay Transparency Statement ( .
        Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is :
        $100,034.00 - $170,058.00
        Nationwide Remote Office (US99)
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        About ICF
        ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at ( .

Keywords: ICF, Jefferson City , Contracts Manager, Executive , Jefferson City, Missouri

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